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6 Ways We Sabotage Our Relationships With “Caretaking” Behavior

When we adopt the “caretaker” role, we minimize our partner’s contributions and exaggerate our own, which creates an unbalanced dynamic that prevents intimacy from developing.

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Anticipation is part of the reason why sex is so hot at the beginning of relationships, so building it back in helps to get your sex life back on track.

How To Get Your Sex Life Back On Track

Anticipation is part of the reason why sex is so hot at the beginning of relationships, so building it back in helps to get your sex life back on track.

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This moment or movement has freed up much-needed SPACE for us to fill with our personal experiences with men that range from violent rape to subtle coercion and harassment.

Can Straight Couples Survive #MeToo?

As women build and strengthen our communities, and find commonalities over male-related traumas, where does that leave us in our relationships with men?

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Big, Fat Love: 5 Plus-Size Couples Show That Valentines Come In All Sizes

This Valentine’s Day, our valentines to you are these vignettes of fat love told by the women, femmes, and non-binary folks within these plus size couples.

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The Upside To Scheduling Sex

After we had our first kid, we decided it would be a good idea to have a weekly standing sex date. Yes, we started scheduling sex!

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Being a Supermom isn't worth losing a spouse (Image Credit: Thinkstock)

I Gave Up Being A Supermom To Be A Better Wife

When my son was a baby, I used my husband as a second set of hands. He was my co-parent, the other caretaker... I was no longer viewing him as my partner, but rather as an aide to attaining the next level of mothering. Even though my husband never called me out on my behavior, I slowly but surely hung up my need for perfection. Because if being a great mother means being a crappy wife, I don't want any part of it.

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Becoming Bride: My Wedding Is Next Week

Arran and I joke that no one wants to go to a wedding, not really— and maybe that’s true, but (perhaps naively) we had thought of the day as a gift to everyone involved, including ourselves.

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Hundreds of guests came to support them as they publicly parted ways. Image: imgur.

How This 'Divorce Party' Could Change The Way We View Breakups

Sometimes we grow apart — other times we come to the realizations that we just aren’t the best life partners for each other....Natalie, better known by her performer name Mikka Minx, decided to challenge that perception when she and her partner of 10 years (and spouse of three years) decided to part ways last year.... They threw a “divorce party,” which proved to be incredibly cathartic for everyone involved.

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